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Music Department Awards 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021
Music Department Awards The Julia Wilkinson Mueller Prize for Excellence in Music Holly Kim This award is in honor of a former chair of the Department of Music and member of the Ciompi Quartet. It goes to a graduating senior for achievement in musical performance. The William Klenz Prize... Read More »
Jennifer Cano

Renowned mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano holds virtual Q&A with Duke voice students

Monday, February 8, 2021
Twenty-three singers attended the informal conversation, Purposeful Preparation and Meaningful Collaboration, with Jennifer Johnson Cano on February 2, 2021. The event was hosted by Duke Opera Theater for voice students in the Music Department. David Heid, director of Duke Opera... Read More »
Sarah Tan

Sarah Tan wins Division 7 (Collegiate Division) of the 2020 Raleigh Area Flute Association Review and Contest

Monday, December 14, 2020
Four Duke flutists participated in the Raleigh Area Flute Association Review and Contest on November 8, 2020, competing against students from universities across North Carolina. Annie Cui was awarded Honorable Mention in the Collegiate Division 7, and Sarah Tan (pictured at right) was Winner... Read More »

Meet undergraduate representative Jasmine Leahy and graduating senior Ella Han

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Jasmine Leahy is the Undergraduate Representative for the Music Department. An Interdisciplinary Major in Neuroscience and Music, Jasmine is a trumpet and guitar player and President of the Wind Symphony. Read more about Jasmine. Ella Han is a senior graduating in December 2020. A... Read More »
Unprecedented Quartet

Chamber music students participate in virtual masterclass with Attacca Quartet

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
On November 5, three groups of students in the Chamber Music Program participated in a virtual masterclass with Attacca Quartet. The students were socially-distanced in Baldwin Auditorium and interacted with the members of Attacca through Zoom.  View more photos Jacques Quartet (Allen... Read More »
Lauren Cao performs a movement from a Beethoven concerto

Students participate in violin masterclass with Arnaud Sussmann

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
While Sussman joined in via Zoom, students presented socially-distanced performances in the Nelson Music Room. Although they were spread throughout the hall, the Nelson Music Room provides an intimacy that allowed all the students, participants and observers, to be engaged in the experience. In... Read More »
John Dreyer

John Dreyer advances to the final rounds of the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Student Auditions

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
John is one of the top 14 singers in the 2nd year College Classical category in the nationwide contest. A talented composer and singer majoring in Music at Duke, he studies voice with Elizabeth Linnartz and composition with Stephen Jaffe and Scott Lindroth.
Chamber Music trio virtual recital

Chamber Music virtual recital - Mendelssohn Piano Trio

Friday, May 8, 2020
Haoyang Yu (violin), Peter Nam (cello), and Crystal Chiu (piano) each performed their parts separately from their homes. The separate recordings were then edited together by Rick Nelson. The video on the left is an excerpt from the 4th movement of Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in D Minor.  The... Read More »
Sarah Tan and Carla Copeland-Burns

Flute students get creative with online recitals

Friday, May 8, 2020
The video on the left features excerpts from three students' virtual recitals. First, Angel Shi performs part of Mvt. II (Scherzo) from Widor's Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34; then Matt Feder plays all four parts of Pierre-Max Dubois' Quartet for four flutes (with four... Read More »
Musical scores available online

Virtual library resources class for student performers promotes flexible learning

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Duke Music Librarian Laura Williams and Public Services Coordinator Sarah Griffin held a Zoom session for Professor Hsiao-mei Ku's violin and chamber music students on April 20, 2020. The session Listening to Music, Finding Scores, and Research Resources for Music presented new perspectives... Read More »